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It's All About Tea — camellia sinensis

The Green Tea Journey

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The Green Tea Journey

The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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The Health Benefits of Tea

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The Health Benefits of Tea

Tea has a well-established reputation as a healthy beverage. Thanks to modern marketing the humble Camellia Sinensis tea plant is often presented as downright miraculous. It is known that three or more cups of tea per day may help maintain cardiovascular health. Furthermore, the regular consumption of black tea is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and a reduced risk of stroke. (Read more)

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What Is Tea

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What Is Tea

Coming after water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world.  What comes as a surprise to many is that all teas come from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis.

Anything else, while sometimes called "tea", is more accurately referred to as an herbal tea or tisane. Tisanes include chamomile, rooibos and fruit teas. (Read more)

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